From the Vault: The Ballad of Pete Seeger Part 1

This week on From The Vault we present Part 1 of The Ballad of Pete Seeger in honor of America’s music legend and folk hero, Pete Seeger who died January 27, 2014 at the age of 94. This Pacifica Radio Archives original production blends archival materials from our vault going back to 1949 with a 2006 intimate interview with Pete Seeger and actor producer director Tim Robbins. Grammy winning artist and friend of Pete, Ry Cooder introduces the program.

The Time Period of Part 1 spans 1939- 1955
just before Pete Seeger testified before HUAC

All material interviews and live performances of Pete Seeger used in this program are from the Pacifica Radio Archives

Interviews include:
Norman Corwin live on KPFK 90.7 FM in 1968

Mario Cassetta live on KPFK in 1976

Tim Robbins and Pete Seeger July 2006
from Pete’s Cabin in New York

Live music recordings of Pete Seeger for Pacifica include

If I Had a Hammer
Last Train to Nuremberg
Oh Had I A Golden Thread
John Henry

Pete singing Woody Guthrie’s Deportee and
This Land Was Made For You And Me

Dinky Dai with Mario Boots Cassetta

Viva La Quince Brigada with Tao Rodriguez Seeger

Special Thanks to Pete and Toshi Seeger
Jim Musselman of Appleseed Records
Tim Robbins
The staff at Havoc Films
Adi Gevins
Bonnie Simmons
Christopher Sprinkle
Curtis Metcalf
Tim Forrest
The Staff of the Pacifica Radio Archives

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